2013

Jeans, Babies, and Loyalty

MaritzCX

When it comes to customer experience, retailers and most restaurants are struggling. We can see this clearly from our CEBenchmarks™ program, which tracks customer experience activity across eleven different industries.

Augmented Reality As a Selling Tool

MaritzCX

One of the many benefits of having kids in university is that it keeps you more current on technology than, perhaps, you might normally be. Our oldest son (the future mechanical engineer) showed me something this past weekend that was, frankly, remarkable.

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Year In Review: Our Ten Most Read Blog Posts of 2013

MaritzCX

We covered a lot of ground here on the Allegiance blog in 2013, from program design recommendations to leadership lessons to industry trends. Here’s a chance to catch up on what you missed by reviewing our ten most read posts from this year. Enjoy!

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Customers. Culture. Commitment.

MaritzCX

I have learned some valuable things during my first year as CEO of Allegiance and would like to share a few of them with you. Customers. One of my favorite things this past year has been meeting customers. When our customers are successful we are successful as a company.

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

To find how contact centers are navigating the transition to omnichannel customer service, Calabrio surveyed more than 1,000 marketing and customer experience leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about their digital customer communication strategies. Read the report to find out what was uncovered.

Customers. Culture. Commitment.

MaritzCX

I have learned some valuable things during my first year as CEO of Allegiance and would like to share a few of them with you. Customers. One of my favorite things this past year has been meeting customers. When our customers are successful we are successful as a company.

L’Chaim! Bringing data to life

MaritzCX

Remember when those magical words “once upon a time” promised an exciting story? We strive for the same excitement, or level of persuasion, when storytelling with data but we often miss the mark.

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L’Chaim! Bringing data to life

MaritzCX

Remember when those magical words “once upon a time” promised an exciting story? We strive for the same excitement, or level of persuasion, when storytelling with data but we often miss the mark.

Data 260

Glad I Was Able to Help

MaritzCX

On Friday morning, the day after Thanksgiving, I placed an online order for a Christmas gift for my wife. I was pleased to see that the product she wanted was “in stock,” and that I would be able to get it using “standard shipping” within 2-6 days.

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Glad I Was Able to Help

MaritzCX

On Friday morning, the day after Thanksgiving, I placed an online order for a Christmas gift for my wife. I was pleased to see that the product she wanted was “in stock,” and that I would be able to get it using “standard shipping” within 2-6 days.

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It’s Time to Climb out of Our Customer Experience Measurement Box

MaritzCX

My colleague, Michael Allenson, has some additional points about the customer journey which are both valuable and pertinent, especially as they relate to the potential shortcomings of CRM. As always, any and all comments are welcome.

How to Optimize CX Through the Voice of the Customer

Speaker: Faith Adams, Analyst at Forrester

Join Intouch Insight and special guest, Faith Adams with Forrester Research, on November 8 at 1 PM EST and learn how you can act on VoC data

It’s Time to Climb out of Our Customer Experience Measurement Box

MaritzCX

My colleague, Michael Allenson, has some additional points about the customer journey which are both valuable and pertinent, especially as they relate to the potential shortcomings of CRM. As always, any and all comments are welcome.

Forget the customer experience: you have to remember the customer first

MaritzCX

How much difference does the customer’s engagement make to the customer experience? Note: the customer’s engagement NOT customer engagement. Or, in other words, do you get treated better as a customer if you are nicer to a brand’s customer service team?

Forget the customer experience: you have to remember the customer first

MaritzCX

How much difference does the customer’s engagement make to the customer experience? Note: the customer’s engagement NOT customer engagement. Or, in other words, do you get treated better as a customer if you are nicer to a brand’s customer service team?

Getting customers to respond to your survey is now easier

MaritzCX

I was meeting with a well-known brand’s insight manager earlier this week and we had discussed the usual challenges that a medium sized retailer has. We had talked about some of our innovations and how they could help his brand improve customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Survey 260

The Essentials to Scaling Your Customer Success Program

Most tech companies start with a barebone customer success ‘program’ that is reactive. As revenue grows and the go-to-market strategy is identified, founders quickly realize they need a proactive program that goes beyond basic customer services. By now the team may have a CRM program to manage customers and a basic set of steps they put the customer through. This simply isn’t enough to grow your customer relationships to their full potential value. You need a customer success program to grow quickly and to serve many through scale. This is where the right people, processes and technology come into play. Join Emilia D’Anzica, a customer success and engagement strategist, as she walks you through customer success essentials to consider as you grow your company and customer success team. During this webinar, you will learn core pillars of customer success by: Putting yourself in your customer’s shoes. Shifting your strategy to a Growth mindset. Building a scalable customer success framework. You'll walk away with actionable steps for you and your team to leverage immediately. When: November 14th at 11AM PT (2PM ET, 7PM GMT)

Engaging surveys for your customers so they give valuable feedback

MaritzCX

You remember last week that we posed the questions: How do your customers respond to the (Maritz enabled) survey and when they do, how do you engage with them? Last week, we answered the first part and this week I’ll answer the second part. So, to pick up where we left off……. So, how do.

Mobile rendering vs optimisation: what’s the difference?

MaritzCX

One of the great things about working at Maritz is that although we are the world’s largest performance improvement company, turning over in excess of $1bn a year, because we are still privately held we can have a really flexible, boutique approach.

How SmartProbe™ helps you improve brand performance

MaritzCX

In the last blog I introduced you to our mobile survey optimisation technology. Now I would like to show you how it fits in with our SmartProbe™ innovation – a unique online verbatim probing tool. Do you remember the old days when most surveys were telephone based?

Brands 260

You can’t just build it and hope that they will come

MaritzCX

I was fortunate enough to be a judge once more at the UK Customer Experience awards last week, writes Andy Wand. A very well run event with lots of candidates and brands across many sectors. It’s a long and busy day with judging (72 awards by numerous judging panels) in the morning followed by the.

Brands 260

3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do (But an IVA Can)

Chatbots are becoming increasingly popular, but it’s important to remember that they’re only as smart as the technology behind them. Download this Interactions LLC eBook to learn more about chatbots and how to select automated customer care technology for your company.

The Unexpected Customer

MaritzCX

Some friends of mine asked me to give up a workday and volunteer time at the local thrift store. Our local thrift store asks for volunteers to get the community more engaged in their efforts.

Best. Day. Ever.

MaritzCX

When our Marketing department challenged us to come up with our Best Day Ever at Maritz stories, I thought back over the last seven years and had several different occasions come to mind. I thought of my unique interview experience when I first came to Maritz in 2006.

Getting customers to respond to your survey is now easier

MaritzCX

I was meeting with a well-known brand’s insight manager earlier this week and we had discussed the usual challenges that a medium sized retailer has. We had talked about some of our innovations and how they could help his brand improve customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Survey 260

Engaging surveys for your customers so they give valuable feedback

MaritzCX

You remember last week that we posed the questions: How do your customers respond to the (Maritz enabled) survey and when they do, how do you engage with them? Last week, we answered the first part and this week I’ll answer the second part. So, to pick up where we left off……. So, how do.

How Retailers Can Drive CX Excellence Through Store-Level Execution

Speaker: Jere Matthews, VP, Operations at Rutter's

Join Intouch Insight and Rutter's on October 25 at 2pm EST to learn how one of America's favorite convenience stores delivers on their brand promise.

Mobile rendering vs optimisation: what’s the difference?

MaritzCX

One of the great things about working at Maritz is that although we are the world’s largest performance improvement company, turning over in excess of $1bn a year, because we are still privately held we can have a really flexible, boutique approach.

How SmartProbe™ helps you improve brand performance

MaritzCX

In the last blog I introduced you to our mobile survey optimisation technology. Now I would like to show you how it fits in with our SmartProbe™ innovation – a unique online verbatim probing tool. Do you remember the old days when most surveys were telephone based?

Brands 260

You can’t just build it and hope that they will come

MaritzCX

I was fortunate enough to be a judge once more at the UK Customer Experience awards last week, writes Andy Wand. A very well run event with lots of candidates and brands across many sectors. It’s a long and busy day with judging (72 awards by numerous judging panels) in the morning followed by the.

Brands 260

Best. Day. Ever.

MaritzCX

When our Marketing department challenged us to come up with our Best Day Ever at Maritz stories, I thought back over the last seven years and had several different occasions come to mind. I thought of my unique interview experience when I first came to Maritz in 2006.

The Top 3 Ways to Forecast for Your Contact Center

Forecasting is no easy task. It can be difficult to schedule the right amount of agents at the right time. Download our ebook to learn how to reduce overstaffing and understaffing, lower customer wait times and improve the customer experience with proper forecasting.

Getting customers to respond to your survey is now easier

MaritzCX

I was meeting with a well-known brand’s insight manager earlier this week and we had discussed the usual challenges that a medium sized retailer has. We had talked about some of our innovations and how they could help his brand improve customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Survey 260

Engaging surveys for your customers so they give valuable feedback

MaritzCX

You remember last week that we posed the questions: How do your customers respond to the (Maritz enabled) survey and when they do, how do you engage with them? Last week, we answered the first part and this week I’ll answer the second part. So, to pick up where we left off……. So, how do.

Mobile rendering vs optimisation: what’s the difference?

MaritzCX

One of the great things about working at Maritz is that although we are the world’s largest performance improvement company, turning over in excess of $1bn a year, because we are still privately held we can have a really flexible, boutique approach.

You can’t just build it and hope that they will come

MaritzCX

I was fortunate enough to be a judge once more at the UK Customer Experience awards last week, writes Andy Wand. A very well run event with lots of candidates and brands across many sectors. It’s a long and busy day with judging (72 awards by numerous judging panels) in the morning followed by the.

Brands 260

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

A recent Calabrio research study of more than 1,000 C-Suite executives has revealed leaders are missing a key data stream – voice of the customer data. Download the report to learn how executives can find and use VoC data to make more informed business decisions.